Ca. 7,000 year old caribou mandible from the Tingmiukpuk archaeological site in Gates of the Arctic National Park. NPS photo by Jeff Rasic

Annual Conference


When: February 21-24, 2024

Host: The UAF Anthropology Department

Venue: The Westmark Hotel and Conference Center

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association will be in Fairbanks, Alaska, February 21-24, 2024 at the Westmark Hotel and Conference Center with a theme of “Changing Arctic Futures.” More specific information about the theme, conference registration, hotel bookings, keynote speakers, and submission deadlines is forthcoming. Please keep an eye on the Association’s Facebook and website pages and be on the lookout for messages in your inbox with additional conference details. We look forward to seeing you in Fairbanks!

To register for the 2024 conference in Fairbanks click here!

Registration is officially open! We’ve worked hard to reduce registration costs while also staying on budget with the goal each year to have the conference pay for itself. In response to member feedback, and in an effort to make the conference more accessible, a daily rate and community partner rate are offered this year. The community partner rate is intended for anyone that would not normally attend the conference but is involved in a specific project or is contributing to the ongoing work of an organization. If you have questions about this new rate or are wondering if someone you work with qualifies, please  contact us.

Member rate: $150
Non-member rate: $250
Student rate: $75
Community Partner rate: $50
Daily rate: $75

Accommodations: A discounted room rate of $99 plus tax is available at the Fairbanks Westmark Hotel and Conference Center using the Group Code: AKA0220 (case sensitive). Check in and check out dates must be between 02/20/2024 and 02/25/2024. Our group rate does expire so reservations must be made prior to 02/06/2024 at which time regular room rates will apply. To book a reservation click here.

Schedule: To view information about the conference schedule and events planned so far please click here.

Abstract submissions are now closed.

Submit a Session Abstract (deadline December 15th, 2023)

Submit a Presentation Abstract (deadline January 7, 2024)


2024 Conference Sponsors

Dear Friends and Supporters,

The Alaska Anthropological Association is holding its 51st Annual Meeting from February 21-24, 2024 at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska. The theme of this year’s conference is Changing Arctic Futures: Climate, Conflict, Politics. The conference will be in-person and offers opportunities for both research-driven presentations, as well as social events that encourage conversations and connections. It is an excellent gathering place for your organization or business to increase visibility, network, advertise job openings, and promote products or services to the association membership and conference attendees. Last year’s conference participation exceeded 200 registrants.

Sponsorship Opportunities Include

Advertisement in the Conference Program

Conference attendees receive a physical copy of the conference program, which contains information on keynote speakers, sessions, presenters, and more. A copy of the program is also archived on the association website and made accessible to the public after the conference. Cost per AD: $100 (1/2 page), $200 (1 full page).

Book Table in Exhibit Room at Conference

Reserve a table in the exhibit room at the event to promote your products, publications, job opportunities, or services. The exhibit room will be open for the full duration of the conference with designated times in the program for visitors and vendors to interact. Cost per TABLE: $600 (Discounted rate options for non-profits, upon request)


Your financial gift is greatly appreciated and is used to offset conference expenses and support student scholarships as we strive to address the current needs of our members, community partners, and collaborators, while continuing to make space for critical conversations. Donors are acknowledged in the conference program, on the association website and social media pages, and during the opening night reception and luncheons. As you are able, please consider the following options:

Friend Level: $500 | Supporter Level: $1,000 | Partner Level: $2,500 | Advocate Level: $5000 or above


Consider donating a portion of your PFD to the Alaska Anthropological Association. This is the second year of our participation in the Pick.Click.Give. campaign and your generous donations exceeded our expectations last year!

Contact Shina duVall or Justin Cramb with questions. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you all at this year’s conference!